Let me set this all up for you:
I walk in to the restaurant, see them all sitting there(already eating). I looked at them a said "I see you all started with out me" My aunt says" We didn't know if you were coming?" I laughed and said" Why wouldn't I come?" Then the nervous look upon her face said it all. Across the table was my cousins wife Cheri daughter-in-law to my Aunt(she is the one who was just reinstated for sleeping with her brother-in-law, my other cousin). I looked at her and said"Oh Cheri is here too, that's odd!"
I sat down and ordered for my children. As we were in small talk, my Aunt asked how my husbands school is going, and if he will be done soon? I told her he has a good 3-4 more years left, then he will start on his PHD. Cheri says, "I bet the new system will come before that" as she giggled. I said "I am not worried, I am sure I'll be dead and gone before this "New System" will ever appear." They all looked me like wide eyed cod fish(mouths open wide). I began to say to Cheri" If I was worried about this "new system" I wouldn't be doing what you are doing". Nothing could be said. It was very quiet and the subject changed to the children....
As we said our goodbyes, my Grandmother tried to say goodbye to my children, yet not me. I told my son and daughter..."Say goodbye to the nice lady you won't being seeing her for quite sometime."
I paid the bill and walked out. Paying the bill for everyone is a huge insult in my family.
Ahhhhhhhh, peace at last thank god almighty peace at last!
p.s. I walked back in after seeing them give a WT mag to the waitress, and I proceeded to tell her it was a cult and to run as fast as she can from them.